(Farts Ain't Quiet)
(If you're doing it right!)
What in the furry price of Boston beans is a hop?
I’m happy you inquired. When referring to a hop, most people are talking about the cone shaped part of the hop plant that produces a substance called lupulin. This substance is what is used to add bitterness to beer, and is also a preservative. Hops come in many different varieties, and each variety has its own flavor and aroma. The moment during the process you add the hop will determine what it will impart on the beer. Early into the boil, the hop will impart bitterness with only a little flavor. Halfway through the boil, you’ll get more flavor, with just a touch of aroma. At the end of the boil, adding hops adds mostly aroma, for a good a kick to the ol’ booger factory. As you can see, hops are pretty cool. In fact, kangaroos, rabbits and frogs have been using hops for years!
I heard that hops are related to the marijuana plant. You know where I can score some?
Yes. We sell hops. We sell many varieties of hops. None of them will get you high, but we’ll sell you as many as you want, should you wish to experiment. Come on in and check them out! Or, if you think the man is watching you, hit us up on our contact page with questions.
What in the glorious name of the Pokèmon is a sprocket?
I’m glad you asked. A sprocket is the round spiky thing on a bicycle that makes contact with the chain. The spikes, or teeth, as we call them, fit into open spaces between chain links. When the rider pedals, the teeth of the sprocket push against the chain links to create forward motion which gives the rider that little push he or she needs to pop that sweet wheelie.
Sprockets sound dope! Can you hook me up, Brew Bro?
Yes. Yes we can. Come on into the shop and check out our sweet sprocket collection. Or hit us up on our contact page for less personal interaction.
Why don’t you guys sell bikes?
We will, eventually. Let us get our cash stacked high enough to buy some inventory, then we can hook you up with that sweet ride. Of course, if you need one now, you can always go visit our friends at The Pathfinder. I hear they got bikes.
Why are bikes so expensive?
Good question. As with anything, you get what you pay for. Unless you’re getting ripped off. That means someone else gets what you pay for. Anyways, bikes become more expensive as more technology and engineering are applied to them. The bicycle enthusiast is very interested in the smoothest, most comfortable ride and the maximum performance from their machine. This is done through specialized parts, custom built products, and lightening the bicycle. No, not “lightning” the bicycle, although that would be pretty cool. Bzoom shoom! BOOOSH! Anyways, custom anything costs more. This is true in all sectors.
The reason nice bikes seem so expensive is because a big box store can churn out bikes in boxes at a hundred bucks a pop. These bikes are great for cyclists on a budget, or someone who plans to ride it a few times, and then stick it in the garage until the next yard sale. There’s nothing wrong with this; if you don’t have the money or the passion for bicycling, there’s no reason to spend a thousand dollars on a good machine. However, those big box bicycles? If something goes wrong with them, the cost of labor and sourcing parts (which are either not available to buy or ridiculously priced) make it more economical to just trash your bike and buy a new one. An expensive machine, with proper maintenance, will be an investment that lasts for years. And yes, we got the stuff to do the maintenance. Slip on over to our service page to check it out!